ElectionGudie

Aug. 25, 2001 Confirmed

468,772
Registered to Vote
Fiji

Republic of Fiji

Election for Fijian Senate

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 71 seats in the House of Representatives

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ratu Josefa ILOILOVATU Uluivuda
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE
  • Assembly: Fiji has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 34 seats and the House of Representatives with 71 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by the Great Council of Chiefs to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the Senate, 24 members are appointed by the president on the advice of the Great Council of Chiefs, 9 members are appointed by the president and 1 members are appointed by the council of Rotuma. In the House of Representatives 71 members are elected by a majority system with preferential vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Fiji United Party (SDL)
    Leader: Lasenia QARASE
    Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 31
    Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 1
  • Party: Fiji Labor Party (FLP)
    Leader: Mahendra CHAUDHRY
    Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 27
    Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 37
  • Party: Conservative Alliance Party
    Leader: George SPEIGHT
    Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 6
    Seats won in last House of Representatives election: N/A
  • Party: New Labor Unity Party (NLUP)
    Leader: Dr. Tupeni BABA
    Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 2
    Seats won in last House of Representatives election: N/A
  • Party: National Federation Party (NFP)
    Leader: Attar SINGH
    Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 1
    Seats won in last House of Representatives election: N/A
  • Party: United General Party (UGP)
    Leader: John SANDAY
    Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 1
    Seats won in last House of Representatives election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • -Parliamentary elections were last held: May 11, 1999
    -Seats decided in the last election: 71

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 832,494 (July 2000 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 468,772